The Cloud Industry Forum, an industry body that is dedicated to promoting trust, security and transparency within cloud computing, has set up a new special interest group (SIG) and a call for action by the Cabinet Office on a set of cloud and transformation priorities that it feels are losing momentum.
It has called for a renewed partnership between cloud service providers and the Cabinet Office to set out a clear vision and take action on how industry can help deliver its 2020 transformation goals.
The new SIG has listed a set of calls for action by the Cabinet Office on the following set of immediate priorities:
- Restate the commitment to a Cloud First policy and publish detailed cloud transition and IT sourcing plans for each department, so industry can respond and adapt their business and product strategies to better meet government needs and means
- Clarify how the programmes of activity intend to work in ongoing partnership with industry, starting with the definition of a joint priority list of changes and improvements for the G-Cloud 10 framework
- Work to provide clarity and guidance on how GDPR compliance will be achieved for existing and future G-Cloud contracts
- Support and co-host events with industry that actively bring buyers and suppliers together, in ways that encourage the sharing of best practice and a better understanding of user needs
- Define and jointly deliver a comprehensive stakeholder engagement and communications programme to encourage improvements in the buying process to reduce unnecessary ‘waste’ caused by poorly articulated needs, unclear vendor services, a lack of digital skills, and bad buying behaviour
- Use the substantial body of case studies to demonstrate how the consumption of cloud services in government is generating economic growth
- Commitment to maintain and publish up-to-date G-Cloud sales figures on a monthly basis
Ask Cabinet Office to nominate a representative who we can work with to take forward the above priorities.
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